Activities to support children's developmental needs
Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
Week 2: Sensory Activities
Dancing Feet just begs your child to get up and dance. Even after the book has been closed the dancing can continue. One way to add to the dancing is through giving your child scarves to wave while they dance. These scarves can be expensive though. A simple way to make them is by buying a few luffas from the dollar store.
Make Your Own Sensory Scarves
Luffas from the dollar store
An empty tissue box
1. Cut the string holding the luffas together in the middle. Ask your older children to help you pull the luffa apart from it's ball. This will create a long, thin, sturdy scarf.
2. For smaller, wider scarves you can cut them up the middle and ask your child to pull them apart so that instead of a long tube it is one flat piece of fabric.
3. Another alternative is to cut the some of the luffas into smaller pieces and tie 3 of the smaller pieces onto a piece of yarn.
Have fun dancing like the animals!
Additional Sensory Tip!
Store your scarves in an empty kleenex box. I’ve wrapped mine in sturdy wrapping paper I bought at the dollar store. Your child will love pulling the scarves out of the box just like tissues. This scarf box has kept my youngest busy and is also an excellent alternative for when she wants to pull out all the tissues from real tissue boxes in our house.
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